neck all this I

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bad evolves bit he

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which execution to putrefaction

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These poems stem from a performance piece written in response to the Belgian poet Henri Michaux. I wrote them by listening to five French radio shows about Michaux at once, simultaneously transcribing and translating the fragmented mix of discourses I heard directly into English. – Iris Colomb

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Iris Colomb‘s practice explores different relationships between visual and spoken forms of text through projects often involving experimental translation and poetic book-objects. She has given individual, collaborative and interactive performances across the UK, as well as in Austria, Romania, and France. Iris’ pamphlet ‘I’m Shocked’ come out with Bad Betty Press in 2018, her chapbook ‘just promise you won’t write’ was published by Gang Press in 2019. Her poems have also appeared in magazines such as Para·text, Poetry Wales, Tentacular and Berfrois, as well as in a number of UK anthologies. Iris is Co-Editor of HVTN Press, where she just launched an artist-book imprint called ‘Interruptions’, and a founding member of the interdisciplinary collective ‘No Such Thing’.

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